Love is one of the chosen 12 for U.S. Olympic team
July 8, 2012 — 7:59pm
Two years after he won gold with the U.S. World Championship team in Turkey, Wolves All Star Kevin Love now is headed to London after being named on Saturday night one of the 12 Olympic team members who will play in London later this month.
Love isn't a classic NBA center in any sense, but he might be a perfect one in the international game.
At least that where Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski plans to play him on a team that's deep, athletic and versatile even though it's missing injured Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.
Those who knew Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler long ago are having their allegiances tested now that the pride of Tomball, Tex., is playing the Houston Rockets tonight in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series.